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New York Times, Monday, June 3, 1996

Author:
S. L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.47000153
Sidney L. Robbins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {CFQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 196 for Mr. Robbins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0603 ( 17,009 )
Across
1
Songs by Queen Latifah : RAPS
5
Prefix with sphere : ATMO
9
Cavalry sword : SABER
14
Dictator Idi : AMIN
15
Hold (up) : PROP
16
Money holder : PURSE
17
Classic bouquet tosser : JUNEBRIDE
19
Furious : IRATE
20
Houston pro : ASTRO
21
Wooed with music : SERENADED
23
Kind of collision : HEADON
25
Commercials : ADS
26
Highlander's skirt : KILT
29
___quo : STATUS
34
Possesses : OWNS
38
Skin opening : PORE
40
Chris of tennis : EVERT
41
With 66-Across, an observation by Lowell : WHATISSORAREASA
44
"___Eat Cake" : LETEM
45
Hard labor : TOIL
46
Thick slice : SLAB
47
Russian plain : STEPPE
49
Items hard to eat with a knife : PEAS
51
German city on the Danube : ULM
53
Tics : SPASMS
58
Most stable : STEADIEST
64
Pitch black : UNLIT
65
Winner's winning : PRIZE
66
See 41-Across : DAYINJUNE
68
Older brother of Moses : AARON
69
Taj Mahal site : AGRA
70
Curved molding : OGEE
71
Pooped : SPENT
72
Revolutionary Trotsky : LEON
73
Stalin's realm : USSR
Down
1
Former title in India : RAJAH
2
Entertain : AMUSE
3
One of Columbus's ships : PINTA
4
Dummy Mortimer : SNERD
5
Mar. follower : APR
6
Speaker of baseball fame : TRIS
7
Means : MODE
8
"Tosca" or "Thais," e.g. : OPERA
9
Bachelorette of a certain age : SPINSTER
10
Surrounding glow : AURA
11
Finishing nail : BRAD
12
Town near Padua : ESTE
13
Saxophone, e.g. : REED
18
Enter criminal charges against : BOOK
22
Actors Harris and Begley : EDS
24
Cheese___ (popular snack food) : NIPS
27
Missing : LOST
28
Boy Scout group : TROOP
30
Fifth and Mad., e.g. : AVES
31
Dabbling duck : TEAL
32
___Major : URSA
33
Injure with a pitchfork : STAB
34
Wise birds : OWLS
35
Hone : WHET
36
Basketball great Thurmond : NATE
37
Bit of a climb : STEP
39
Toledo's lake : ERIE
42
Sassy : IMPUDENT
43
"'Tis a pity!" : ALAS
48
Israelite judge : ELI
50
Twirled : SPUN
52
Veteran's pride : MEDAL
54
Region in the Loire valley : ANJOU
55
Wallops : SLUGS
56
Excavates : MINES
57
Ranch head? : STEER
58
Ems and Baden-Baden : SPAS
59
Snare : TRAP
60
The auld sod : EIRE
61
Radio-controlled aerial bomb : AZON
62
One sought for advice : SAGE
63
Novice : TYRO
67
Author Fleming : IAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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